Debian 9 Stretch Desktop

Just a little show and tell from my stable Debian desktop. “Stretch” is installed on my 1TB HD and is the defacto long term storage archive for my system.

The SSD is running Peppermint 8 and my ancient 5400RPMĀ “distro hopping” drive is home to Ubuntu Mate 16.04.2 at the moment.

Debian Stretch Desktop

Kicking the tires of Debian 9 (Stretch) and I’m very much at home here in the XFCE desktop.

I upgraded my system on the stable repository this morning and it worked flawlessly. Now that all the patents on the MP3 format have basically expired It’s even less effort to to set up.

Trisquel 7 still chugging along

Just performed updates to this seven year old netbook and still impressed the amount of work that is possible with an archaic piece of netbook hardware. It was worthless as a Windows PC when my father picked it up new at Costco. However, as soon as he abandoned this thing to a closet I dropped in a new battery and it’s been my third string system.

I’ve ran Xubuntu, Manjaro and Peppermint OS on this system eventually sticking to Trisquel 7 so I would have a free software system in the house. To get wifi working I use a USB dongle from Think Penguin.

The specs

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Vivaldi looks at home on Peppermint 7

The color scheme, the workflow and customization options for tab grouping, note taking, tiling windows. Everything is feels so practical.

The color scheme, the workflow and customization options for tab grouping, note taking, tiling windows. Everything is feels so practical.

Tiled windows is a killer feature I’d like to see on Firefox.

For instance while editing this post I can make tweaks and reload the live page. When you work in WordPress all day like I do it’s a very practical feature.

Terran Empire Wallpaper

Last week I created this short series of Terran Empire desktop wallpapers after catching up on the Star Trek Deep Space Nine mirror universe episodes.